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“Alive at 25” program brings crash car exhibit to Westminster

(Oct 15, 2013)

Saturday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. to noon, Westminster Public Safety Center

Four crash car exhibits will kick-off National Teen Driving Safety Week (Oct. 20-27, 2013) and raise awareness of free high school assemblies and scholarships for “Alive at 25” class tuition.

Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for young drivers.  Speed, distractions, risk-taking, impaired driving and failure to wear a seatbelt are the leading causes of young driver injury and fatality crashes. Nearly 11,000 15-24 year olds die in crashes annually (that’s 29 per day). The 15–24 year age group represents 14 percent of licensed drivers, yet 27 percent of drivers involved in crashes.

In an effort to raise awareness to the ongoing, life-changing realities of poor decision-making in and around motor vehicles, Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation and its nonprofit “Alive at 25” program, members of the Survivors Assistance for Education program, award-winning teen driving safety program instructors, and law enforcement, community and business partners are raising awareness of National Teen Driver Safety Week.

Statewide nonprofit programs managed by the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation include:

Alive at 25: a 4½-hour driver awareness program specifically designed for 15-24 year olds, nationally recognized and part of Colorado’s graduated driver licensing programs.

Alive at 25 High School Assembly program:  A FREE to all schools, 50-minute, high school assembly program that includes a crash car exhibit in front of the school, law enforcement instructor, victim speaker and video components.

S.A.F.E. Scholarship program: A no-questions-asked free tuition program offered statewide for 15–24 year olds to take an “Alive at 25” class.

Get more information on National Teen Driver Safety Week.

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